in partnership can be a productive, lasting pleasure. Yet some partnerships
continue in despair or end explosively. It may be difficult to decide
whether or not to start a partnership, whether or not to continue working
- and whether or not to dissolve a problematic partnership.
You can prepare for, improve,
evaluate or change a partnership. We can coach you to make or change
basic decisions about an organizational partnership - whether to start working together, to
solve problems, or to end
Environmental or developmental changes can
strongly affect an otherwise productive partnership. What was a great
partnership in a boom period may be stifling in a recession. A productive
business partnership for two focused single people may become limiting when
one or both partners have
Partnership Evaluation provides
opportunities to prevent problems happening or worsening. For example, if
one or both
partners may suspect that the other is not working hard enough - or
smart enough. Partnership Evaluation
assists both partners to create, cope with and stabilize changes as a basis for
We prepare people for partnership, we help partners
resolve partnership problems, we coach partners to work together
in times of peace and in times of crisis. We also coach partners
to dissolve partnerships peacefully and with dignity.
We simultaneously coaches both partners to evaluate and clarify their
partnership. This may lead to a new
start, if partners learn to appreciate and share their values. It may lead to
dissolution - if one or both partners has a hidden agenda.
If one or both partners attempted to use the partnership as a way to gain assets
or privileges at the expense of the other, then one or both partners
may prefer friendship or distance to an stressful partnership.
Partnership begins with a basic
decisions and commitments about working together. Many
partners delay or avoid these decisions - especially people who are already entangled in
other relationships or conflicting interests. Systemic Partnership Evaluation can
simultaneously assist both partners to make these basic decisions.
One partner cannot change the other, although he or she may try. A partner can
evaluate whether or not the other's values and goals are compatible with his or
her own, and discuss whether or not the partner wants the same type of relationship.
Systemic Partnership Evaluation often transcends personal advantages
- and exposes the human identities of real human beings.
People change. They change their
goals, values and attitudes. A partnership may have been wonderful for years
- yet the partnership may fall into crisis when one or both partners change.
Communication between partners about these issues can help both partners
discover, define and discuss partnership. This communication may be
difficult without experienced assistance, as both partners will be aware
that this communication may lead to a decision-to-part; with a perhaps-stressful
division of assets and accompanying reorganization.
Partnership Evaluation assists both partners to rediscover
themselves as humans first and partners second.
Partnership stress is often connected with a perception that one
partner cannot cope with certain problems. Partnership Evaluation can help
the partners create effective solutions - together.
Partnership Evaluation is for people who can cope with stress.
We enquire about both partners' health, financial security and
social network. Partnership Evaluation continues if both partners
have appropriate support (e.g. legal counsel, financial support, medical
We help ensure that both partners feel resourceful after evaluating
partnership, regardless of the decisions made, if the Partnership Evaluation
People work together in corporate partnerships to
primarily create corporate success. Secondary goals may include the pleasure
of sharing resources, skills, qualities or values. Common sources of
partnership problems are:
- Unclear goals, roles, authority and responsibilities
- Goals are not reached within the expected times
- A partner changes goals, attitudes or values
- A partner does not honor agreements
- A partner is unable to fulfill responsibilities
- A partner lacks communication or relationship skills
- A partner (unconsciously) sabotages or delays success
- A partner has a hidden agenda
We assist both partners to remain
resourceful and resolve all difficult issues. This is only possible if both
partners complete this evaluation.
- We dissolve resourceless behavior patterns (relationship loops)
- We help both partners express their requirements
- We help both partners answer “Yes” or “No” congruently
- If a final answer is "Yes", we provocatively test
the "Yes" answer
- If a final answer is "No", we provocatively test the "No" answer
- If a answer remains "No" - we prepare both partners for working apart
The time required for Partnership Evaluation depends on the number and
complexity of issues to be discussed and resolved. It often requires between
one and three days, with a further day after about two to four weeks. Other
specialists may also be required - with legal or financial
If the partners decide to build or continue a partnership, we can provide
support for mutual goalwork (double vision), planning and problem solving;
providing partners with a "clean start" for their partnership.
If the partners decide to dissolve a partnership, individual support can
be provided to dissolve any trauma, guilt or other bonds; allowing both
partners a speedy "clean start" for other relationships.
Specialists provide the best services - and we specialize in
We coach people to resolve relationship issues concerning current or
past crises and to develop specified relationship skills.
We provide cost-effective and confidential services for business
partnership and team coaching, and for resolving partnership and
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